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.

Current vacancies

Top job! Financial Accountant

  • Full time
  • £45,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th May 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a Financial Accountant (fully qualified) to ensure that the accounts of Poppyscotland and its wholly owned subsidiary, Lady Haig Poppy Factory, are fully reconciled, accurate and complete.

You will prepare month end balance sheet and other reconciliations, ensuring that all reconciling items are correctly identified and dealt with appropriately, and review reconciliations prepared by other members of staff and assist with clearing unreconciled items.

If successful, you will be responsible or:

  • To ensure that all daily and month end processes are carried out on a timely and accurate basis, in line with agreed procedures. To recommend improvements to financial processes in order to improve financial controls.
  • To prepare transactions as requested and post them into the accounting system. To review and approve transactions posted by other team members, ensuring that they are accurate and properly documented.
  • To support the production of month end management accounts and supporting narrative for the Poppyscotland Group, ensuring that any variances against budget and forecast are investigated and clearly explained.
  • To support the production of year-end financial statements for the Poppyscotland Group, ensuring that all figures reconciled back to the trial balance and supporting reconciliations.
  • To perform calculations and prepare working papers to support balance sheet accounts and some of the more complex areas of the financial statements, ensuring that the assumptions are clear and the audit trail is robust.
  • To deal with finance related queries from Poppyscotland and LHPF staff, RBL Finance and the organisation’s auditors, as required.
  • To deputise for the Head of Finance as required and support other team members in their learning and development.

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

As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.

Diversity Statement

We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.

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Corporate Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £33,250
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th May 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Fundraiser to work with our Head of Fundraising and Learning to assist in the implementation and delivery of the Fundraising Department Strategy.

You will assist with developing, implementing and monitoring the Corporate fundraising operational plan achieving financial targets and Key Performance Indicators, as we as, promoting excellence in donor stewardship which motivates and inspires individuals, groups, and local business to maximise giving.

If successful you will be responsible or:

  • To develop, implement and monitor effective corporate partnership plans ensuring the objectives of both corporate partners and Poppyscotland are met.
  • To manage the delivery of key corporate fundraising activities.
  • To act as account manager for all Poppyscotland corporate partnerships.
  • To seek out and maximise all networking opportunities to build relationships with existing and potential key corporate partners.
  • To develop and maintain knowledge of Scotland’s corporate sector ensuring all fundraising opportunities are maximised.
  • To work closely with other fundraising functions (in particular the Poppy Appeal), to establish and deliver appropriate corporate support for those functions.
  • To develop and maintain a range of corporate fundraising products and materials
  • To work closely and in conjunction with the Royal British Legion Corporate Partnerships Team in the development and delivery of UK-wide corporate partnerships.

Please note that the job will require some evening and week-end work including some overnight stays. Flexibility with working hours and travel is required.

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

As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.

Diversity Statement

We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Trusts, Foundations and Major Giving Fundraising Manager to work towards securing significant income through charitable Grants, Trusts, Foundations, High Net worth individuals and Non-statutory Funding Bodies to fund general and specific projects

You will research and identifying appropriate funders whose criteria match our needs, preparing cases for support and submitting compelling written bids and complex grant applications as appropriate whilst building positive ongoing relationships keeping funders informed of our work to maximize the possibility of repeat grants

If successful you will be responsible or:

  • Develop and submit high quality, compelling funding applications to Trusts and Foundations in relation to relevant projects.
  • Identify and build relationships with major individual supporters with a focus on securing substantial new donations, and ensuring our pipeline of supporters is healthy.
  • Nurture good relationships with existing and prospective donors, and develop stewardship programmes
  • To undertake appropriate presentations and activities in relation to our Trusts and Foundations applications
  • To liaise with all relevant internal and external bodies including The Lady Haig Poppy Factory and The Royal British Legion, Legion Scotland in order to develop and delivery applications for special projects.
  • To represent Poppyscotland in a professional way that ensures appropriate communication with our supporters and stakeholders.
  • To ensure grants are received, acknowledged and payment schedules are adhered to in order to ensure an excellent supporter experience at each step of the supporter journey.

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

As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.

Diversity Statement

We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.

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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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This vacancy has now closed

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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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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Regional Fundraiser (East)

  • Full time
  • £24,500 – £27,000
  • Edinburgh/Home based
  • Closing 28th November 2021

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

You will work with the team of Regional Fundraisers with your main responsibility being to develop, implement and grow supporter-led fundraising across the East of Scotland. You will recruit and support volunteers and ensure they have a great experience whilst fundraising for Poppyscotland. A critical part of this role is also to support our volunteer Poppy Appeal Area Organisers to maximise their local Poppy Appeal incomes.

Key Skills / Experience

  • experience of delivering regional fundraising activities
  • experience of recruiting, motivating, managing and developing volunteers undertaking fundraising activities
  • experience of using fundraising databases and spreadsheets
  • experience of managing projects within budget and deadline
  • 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
  • strong written communication skills with the ability to create innovative and persuasive presentations and proposals to a range of audiences
  • a willingness to use initiative and take on responsibilities and challenges
  • 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 volunteering sector in the East of Scotland and the military is desirable

This is a permanent post, working 35 hours up to five days a week (flexible working pattern to meet business needs). The role forms part of the centrally based fundraising team in Edinburgh, it offers the opportunity for a mix of home & office working. Includes a generous company pension, an employee assistance programme and learning and development opportunities

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Regional Fundraiser (North)

  • Full time
  • £24,500 – £27,000
  • Home base - ideally able to cover Aberdeen & Inverness
  • Closing 23rd February 2022

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

You will work with the team of Regional Fundraisers with your main responsibility being to develop, implement and grow supporter-led fundraising across the North of Scotland. Ideally you will be based in Aberdeen or Inverness or within easy distance of both. You will deliver regional fundraising activities, and recruit and support fundraising volunteers ensuring they have a great experience whilst fundraising for Poppyscotland. A critical part of this role is also to support our volunteer Scottish Poppy Appeal Area Organisers to maximise their local Poppy Appeal incomes.

This is a permanent post, working 35 hours a week, with occasional weekend and evening working to meet business needs. This role includes access to a generous company pension, an employee assistance programme and great learning and development opportunities

Key Skills / Experience

  • experience of delivering regional fundraising activities
  • experience of recruiting, motivating, managing and developing volunteers undertaking fundraising activities
  • experience of using fundraising databases and spreadsheets
  • experience of managing projects within budget and deadline
  • 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
  • strong written communication skills with the ability to create innovative and persuasive presentations and proposals to a range of audiences
  • a willingness to use initiative and take on responsibilities and challenges
  • 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 volunteering sector in the North of Scotland and the military is desirable
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Scottish Poppy Appeal Administrator (East)

  • Full time
  • £19,500 – £20,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd February 2022

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.

We are seeking to recruit an administrator to provide excellent support and customer service to fundraising staff, volunteers and to the general public all year round in relation to the Poppy Appeal in the East of Scotland. This role is available on a hybrid basis, allowing you to split your time between office and home working if desired. The role will be mainly office based from September to January.

Main responsibilities

  • Providing support and guidance to 250 Poppy Appeal Area Organisers (PAAO’s), 200 Regional Retail Outlets and Regional Fundraising staff ensuring all ordering and income processing procedures are followed
  • Communicating with PAAOs and regional retail outlets, providing direction to meet critical deadlines (including cash deposits), following up those who have missed them and referring or escalating when required.
  • Process finances including cash returns, cheques, and bank deposits. Reconciling PAAOs’ statements against their income and investigating any variances, updating the database, providing relevant financial reports to the Finance team, and producing and despatching donation receipt letters
  • To raise purchase orders and receipt goods
  • Ensure all Scottish Poppy Appeal activities collect and manage donor data in accordance with relevant legislation and Poppyscotland policies.
  • To provide support at appropriate events

Skills &Experience

  • Ideally with administrative experience in a customer focussed environment
  • Basic understanding of financial/accounting principles
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel, Word, Outlook and Databases
  • Strong team player able to work effectively with diverse range of colleagues and volunteers
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing demands and variable workloads
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Knowledge and experience of the charitable Sector/ fundraising and the Armed Forces is desirable but not essential
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Events Fundraising Manager - Central Scotland

  • Full time
  • £31,200 – £32,750
  • Hybrid worked - Edinburgh office and home. Occasionally involve unsociable hours & weekend working.
  • Closing 13th March 2022

Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community which includes those who have served, those still serving, and their families. At times of need we offer 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.

We are looking for an experienced Events Fundraising Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to take the lead on developing our existing bespoke challenges and events. This role will be accountable for event coordination and management, working closely with external suppliers and internal stakeholders as well as supporter acquisition and stewardship. Working to ambitious income targets, the core focus will be on supporter retention and maximising income raised.

This is a hybrid role that can be worked flexibly from the Edinburgh office and home. It will occasionally involve unsociable hours and weekend working when delivering key events.

Key Skills / Experience

You should have proven experience of developing and managing high profile owned and 3rd party fundraising events with and without the use of contracted event organisers as well as having the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of leading teams for large event
  • Project management experience and experience of planning and logistical delivery of large-scale mass events
  • Experience of seeking, securing and nurturing corporate sponsors/partners
  • Experience of budget management, financial forecasting, working to KPI’s, reporting and evaluations
  • Experience of completing Risk Assessments and knowledge of Health & Safety legislation
  • Conversant with use of CRM database such as ThankQ in a charity setting
  • Experience of the design and delivery of effective supporter engagement journeys to maximise retention and fundraising.
  • Up to date knowledge of general fundraising developments, methodologies and approaches
  • Flexible and adaptable, using initiative to meet deadlines and respond to changing situations
  • Empathy with mission, objectives and values of Poppyscotland is desirable
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Welfare Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,800
  • Home based
  • Closing 11th March 2022

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 six key areas: tailored support and funding, advice, employment, mobility, 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.

You will ensure that individuals within the Armed Forces community receive appropriate and person-centered welfare support and advice in an integrated and seamless way. You will provide support and advocacy to vulnerable beneficiaries and or those identified as having multiple and complex needs, develop and manage individual Support Plans, and work in collaboration with partner organisations and a wide network of professionals, agencies and volunteers. You will be an autonomous practitioner responsible for your day-to-day practice and decisions.

This role may involve travel and a requirement to occasionally work outside office if necessary.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Relevant experience working in a similar role
  • A relevant qualification in substance misuse and addiction, mental health, housing and homelessness, criminal justice and offending is desirable but not essential.
  • Proven experience of working in the Health and Social Care, Housing/Homeless Sector or employment sectors
  • Knowledge of the benefits system, mental health, homelessness, offending and substance abuse issues and how to access services for clients
  • Experience of advocating on behalf of clients
  • Experience of partnership working and collaboration
  • Ability to maintain accurate records, using Microsoft Office and client management systems
  • Current Driving Licence
  • Ability to work in isolation, think for yourself, manage a heavy workload and make informed and objective decisions
  • Effective listener, socially perceptive and empathetic, with an awareness and understanding of why people may act and react as they do
  • Confident and effective communicator with reporting and presenting skills (verbal and written) for a range of audiences
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Welfare Officer - West & South West

  • Part time
  • £23,800 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 11th March 2022

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 six key areas: tailored support and funding, advice, employment, mobility, 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.

You will ensure that individuals within the Armed Forces community receive appropriate and person-centered welfare support and advice in an integrated and seamless way. You will provide support and advocacy to vulnerable beneficiaries and or those identified as having multiple and complex needs, develop and manage individual Support Plans, and work in collaboration with partner organisations and a wide network of professionals, agencies and volunteers. You will be an autonomous practitioner responsible for your day-to-day practice and decisions.

This role may involve travel and a requirement to occasionally work outside office if necessary.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Relevant experience working in a similar role
  • A relevant qualification in substance misuse and addiction, mental health, housing and homelessness, criminal justice and offending is desirable but not essential.
  • Proven experience of working in the Health and Social Care, Housing/Homeless Sector or employment sectors
  • Knowledge of the benefits system, mental health, homelessness, offending and substance abuse issues and how to access services for clients
  • Experience of advocating on behalf of clients
  • Experience of partnership working and collaboration
  • Ability to maintain accurate records, using Microsoft Office and client management systems
  • Current Driving Licence
  • Ability to work in isolation, think for yourself, manage a heavy workload and make informed and objective decisions
  • Effective listener, socially perceptive and empathetic, with an awareness and understanding of why people may act and react as they do
  • Confident and effective communicator with reporting and presenting skills (verbal and written) for a range of audiences
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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 six key areas: tailored support and funding, advice, employment, mobility, 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.

You will provide administrative support to the Regional Welfare Team to ensure that individuals within the Armed Forces community receive appropriate welfare support seamlessly taking a person-centered approach. This will include gathering, collating, and preparing required documentation from clients for grant applications; keeping clients and case managers up to date with developments on casework; ordering goods, creating purchase orders and processing invoices; and ensure all case working records are up to date and GDPR compliant. You will also be responsible for a level of client engagement which will include support with appointments and the provision of peer support sessions.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Significant administrative experience
  • experience of working in a customer focused environment
  • excellent organisational and planning skills with experience of diary management or work scheduling for a busy service
  • experience of working within a person-centered advice, social care, advocacy, or welfare services
  • knowledge of the scope and provision of statutory welfare services
  • knowledge and experience of Safeguarding.
  • Ability to use Microsoft 365 products and Case / Management Information Systems
  • good time management skills and calm under pressure
  • effective interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders
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Regional Fundraiser (West)

  • Full time
  • £24,500 – £27,000
  • Partly from home and partly from the Glasgow office
  • Closing 23rd March 2022

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

You will work with the team of Regional Fundraisers with your main responsibility being to develop, implement and grow supporter-led fundraising across the West of Scotland. You will deliver regional fundraising activities, and recruit and support fundraising volunteers ensuring they have a great experience whilst fundraising for Poppyscotland. A critical part of this role is also to support our volunteer Scottish Poppy Appeal Area Organisers to maximise their local Poppy Appeal incomes.

This is a permanent post, working 35 hours a week, with occasional weekend and evening working to meet business needs. This role can be undertaken partly from home and partly from the Glasgow office. It includes access to a generous company pension, an employee assistance programme and great learning and development opportunities

Key Skills / Experience

  • experience of delivering regional fundraising activities
  • experience of recruiting, motivating, managing and developing volunteers undertaking fundraising activities
  • experience of using fundraising databases and spreadsheets
  • experience of managing projects within budget and deadline
  • 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
  • strong written communication skills with the ability to create innovative and persuasive presentations and proposals to a range of audiences
  • a willingness to use initiative and take on responsibilities and challenges
  • 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 volunteering sector in the West of Scotland and the military is desirable
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Top job! Director

  • Full time
  • Circa £80,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th March 2022

Poppyscotland is a subsidiary charity of the Royal British Legion (RBL) and is the trusted and respected delivery arm of the RBL in Scotland. Its focus is to provide life-changing support to our Armed Forces community either directly or in collaboration. The charity is structured to provide welfare assistance in many ways to those who have served, those still serving, and their families.

The Role

Working with senior colleagues in RBL, you will lead a significant two-year change programme, transforming Poppyscotland, and its subsidiary charity, The Lady Haig Poppy Factory by introducing a new operating model that will integrate and align it with The Royal British Legion Group’s operating model and strategy. Critical success factors will include the efficient implementation of the new operating model, protection of the brand and reputation during the transition, continuation of ‘business as usual’, ensuring front facing support services are not disrupted, and that staff and internal teams are engaged, supported and understand the changes throughout the programme.

Given its trusted position in Scotland, you will need to understand and advocate at the highest levels of Scottish Government and strategic networks to ensure Poppyscotland and the transformation are well understood and supported.

We are flexible about your professional background and open minded about your career to date. You will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to lead change in a complex organisation with multiple stakeholders both internally and externally. You will be a strong compassionate leader with the ability to understand that each organisation is different.

You may well have experience of working in a charity, housing association or the broader public sector, though applicants from all sectors are welcome. You will have to be able to demonstrate the desire to put the people who matter most - our beneficiaries - at the heart of every decision.

As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.

Diversity Statement

We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.

It’s because of this that we have strived hard to create a One Legion culture that we can all feel part of and succeed in. It’s why we make sure that you have the opportunities you need to learn and develop. It’s why we’re invested in making the RBL a truly inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves. It’s why you’re welcome, whoever you might be.

It’s why we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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Top job! Head of Human Resources

  • Full time
  • £45,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd April 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head of HR (PoppyScotland) to work with our CEO and senior leadership team to provide an HR advisory service. Although this is a stand alone Head of HR role you will have the support of the wider Royal British Legion HR team and an opportunity to collaborate and develop integrated working.

You will support, advise and coach managers in all areas of people management, including employee relations, and management of our people data. In conjunction with our partners you will also act as the local governance lead, and have an oversight of safeguarding and health and safety procedures.

If successful you will be responsible or:

• Support, develop and coach managers in relation to complex or sensitive day to day people management issues and ensure compliance with the relevant employment legislation and the interest of the organisation including performance management, restructuring, setting standards, team effectiveness, talent identification, remedial action and interventions where necessary.

• Actively identify opportunities for greater employee engagement and improved internal communications.

• To develop policies and procedures for the effective management and support of staff and ensure statutory compliance. Keeping abreast of new developments both in terms of legislation and best practice through CPD and networking.

• To advise on disciplinary and grievance cases and attend hearings, providing advice to the Manager chairing the hearing and ensure the procedures are followed. To represent Poppyscotland at Employment Tribunal as necessary.

• Liaising with RBL resourcing team for all recruitment campaigns, and oversee the subsequent induction programme for all new members of staff

• Responsible for the accuracy of data on the HR database i-Trent

In addition, you will be CIPD qualified with a wide range of experience across the various HR functions together with the ability to build relationships to deliver HR solutions which meet the needs of Poppy Scotland. You will be flexible in your approach with excellent planning and organisational skills.

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

As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.

Diversity Statement

We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.

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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

  • Relevant experience working in a similar role and/or good level of general education – National 5 Level or equivalent
  • Experience of being the first point of contact for individuals who may be anxious or distressed with the ability to respond positively and cooperatively
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with a diverse range of people.
  • Excellent IT and administration skills – competent user of MS Office and familiar with client management systems
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to manage and prioritise a range of tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to deal with personal information in a confidential and sensitive manner
  • Ability to maintain accurate financial records.
  • Knowledge of GDPR and safeguarding policies and procedures would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of the Armed Forces sector would be an advantage
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Grants Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,813
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st April 2022

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 oversee day-to-day operations of Poppyscotland’s Grants Services, delivering independent financial-based decisions in a holistic manner and signposting to other services (internal and external) as and when appropriate to ensure the needs of those seeking support are met.

Key Skills / Experience

  • Relevant experience working in a similar role or/and good level of general education – National 5 or equivalent.
  • Experience of working in a grant giving/funding role in a similar environment
  • Experience of providing advice and guidance to clients/customers
  • Current knowledge of the statutory benefits system in Scotland
  • Experience of managing administration systems
  • Excellent IT skills – competent user of MS Office and familiar with client management systems
  • Highly organised and able to deliver multiple priorities through effective time management
  • Confident and effective communicator with reporting and presenting skills (verbal and written) for a range of audiences
  • Self-motivated with ability to work on own initiative
  • Strong team player, able to work effectively with a diverse range of people
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to understand, analyse and use data to improve service provision
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Effective listener, socially perceptive and empathetic with an awareness and understanding of why people may act and react as they do
  • Respectful of client confidentiality
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Employment Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £25,813
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st April 2022

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 assist members of the Armed Forces community back into the labour market by providing individuals with funding, support, and direction. You will manage the day to day business of Poppyscotland’s Employment Services. Delivering independent financial based decisions, managing a caseload of clients as well as liaising with stakeholders funded by Poppyscotland to deliver employment services.

Key Skills / Experience

  • Relevant experience working in a similar role or/and good level of general education – National 5 or equivalent
  • Experience of a person-centred approach in the delivery of Employment / Information & Advice / Welfare support services / Customer Service
  • Experience of collaborative working practices; negotiating with, and through others, to achieve required outcomes, developing effective partnerships across a range of providers from all sectors (public, private and voluntary)
  • Knowledge of the barriers that unemployed people can face which prevent them from returning to the workplace
  • Understanding the value of quality assurance principles, processes and the application of consistent standards in the provision of advice and support services
  • Ability to facilitate, design, deliver and evaluate training courses and materials.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation inclusive of GDPR, and experience of working within the bounds of client confidentiality
  • Excellent IT skills – competent user of MS Office and familiar with client management systems
  • Highly organised and able to deliver multiple priorities through effective time management
  • Confident and effective communicator with reporting and presenting skills (verbal and written) for a range of audiences
  • Self-motivated with ability to work on own initiative
  • Strong team player, able to work effectively with a diverse range of people
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to understand, analyse and use data to improve service provision
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Effective listener, socially perceptive and empathetic with an awareness and understanding of why people may act and react as they do
  • Respectful of client confidentiality
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Scottish Poppy Appeal Organiser (East)

  • Full time
  • £25,813 – £27,288
  • Edinburgh and Home based
  • Closing 22nd May 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a Poppy Appeal Organiser in our East region to contribute to the implementation and delivery of the Fundraising Department strategy by co-ordinating and managing the Scottish Poppy Appeal within a set geographical area - Shetland, Orkney, Morayshire, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Tayside, Angus, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fife, West Lothian, East Lothian, Midlothian, Borders, Clackmannanshire, Perth and Kinross

You will manage and support volunteer Area Organisers within the set geographical area to maximise the distribution of poppies and the income obtained from the Scottish Poppy Appeal

If successful you will be responsible or:

  • Ensure all fundraising resources and materials are provided to Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory to fulfil the orders alongside the Poppy orders.
  • To communicate effectively with volunteer Area Organisers within the set geographical area to ensure they follow agreed processes and procedures.
  • To develop, implement and review all appropriate Scottish Poppy Appeal activities regularly to ensure they follow agreed processes and procedures.
  • To recruit, liaise with and support Scottish Poppy Appeal Outlets in order to maximise income
  • To manage the co-ordination and organisation of all financial accounting for Poppy Appeal collections within the set geographical area including the recovery of outstanding collections.
  • To manage the distribution of Poppy Appeal materials within the set geographical area.
  • To represent Poppyscotland in a professional way that ensures appropriate communication with our supporters and stakeholders ,
  • To support and proactively develop quality supporter and stakeholder relationships

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

As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.

Diversity Statement

We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.

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Lady Haig Poppy Factory Project Manager

  • Part time
  • £30,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th May 2022

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to take the lead on a major automation project and additionally to be the local coordinator of Facilities Management and Health & Safety for both Poppyscotland and Lady Haig Poppy Factory.

You will be the project manager responsible for the planning and implementation of all aspects of a major automation project. This will include main POC with the manufacturer, delivery of all enabling works and engagement in other areas of resultant reorganisation, while working with the rest of the team to ensure full delivery of BAU.

If successful, you will:

  • Be the project manager for the automation project
  • Support the LHPF manager and deputise for him as required
  • Work with the History and Heritage team to develop the overall visitor experience programme including the selection and training of tour guides and lecturers
  • Manage all aspects of the new group retail unit located within the factory
  • Work in conjunction with the LHPF manager to deliver associated operational changes as required

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

As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.

Diversity Statement

We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.

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