Charity registered in Scotland SC011227
Highland Hospice has been providing specialist palliative care across the Highlands and parts of Moray since 1987. Highland Hospice is a company limited by guarantee and is an independent charity funded mainly by voluntary contributions and NHS Highland. The organisation employs over 100 people and enjoys the services of approximately 750 volunteers.
Highland Hospice is one of the largest independent charities in the Highlands. We need to raise around £3m every year from our fundraising activities including applications to charitable trusts and other grant giving bodies to support day-to-day activity and specific projects. We are looking for someone with experience of completing funding applications; of building and maintaining relationships with funders; and of working as part of a team developing and securing funding for projects.
The is a part-time post equivalent to two days per week however the need to make Trust applications fluctuates and so we would like you to be flexible, working in the Hospice or at home as required to support projects and meet deadlines. Pay will be regular but hours will be annualised and monitored on a monthly basis.
It is essential that you have direct experience of making funding applications to charitable trusts or equivalent bodies as well as budget and project management skills and a high degree of motivation and ability to work under your own initiative. Your application should provide examples of successful funding applications.
The Community Engagement Officer is responsible for contributing to the delivery of the Hospice’s strategic aim to work in partnership with communities to help them achieve the best possible care and support for those in their community living with aged-related frailty and/or faced with life shortening illness, death and bereavement.
With an emphasis on under-served remote and rural communities, the post holder will identify key individuals and groups, and engage with them and other stakeholders to help establish community-led partnerships to support and deliver palliative, end of life, and related social care services and initiatives.
The post holder will work closely with all members of the Hospice clinical, community and support teams to identify opportunities to work in partnership with the public, private and third-sector to develop innovative solutions.
Line management is provided by the Community and Supportive Services Manager who has responsibility for a range of community-based services including: Helping Hands; Sunflower Home Care; Rehabilitation and Wellbeing; and Bereavement Support. You will also work closely with the Head of Fundraising and Development.
It is essential that you have direct experience of working with communities to develop locally-led projects and services, preferably in a health or social care environment.
The post is part-time, up to 30 hours per week are on offer depending on successful candidate’s preferred working pattern.
The post may be based at Highland Hospice in Inverness or at home. It will involve extensive travel across the Highlands and if based at home you will be expected to attend meetings at Highland Hospice on a regular basis. A high degree of flexibility and the ability to work unsocial hours is expected.