Humanist Society Scotland
Humanist Society Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC026570

Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) is the Scottish charity working on behalf of non-religious people who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. HSS is part of a UK, European and wider international movement of people and organisations. In Scotland, HSS members have a clear vision of a secular Scotland, and the activities that HSS can pursue to achieve that end. We are a registered charity in Scotland, and governed by a board of Trustees elected by members. The day-to-day work of the Society is undertaken by a team of staff and volunteers overseen by the Senior Management Team.

Current vacancies

Policy and Campaigns Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,074
  • Currently home working / Post COVID restrictions, option to work a blend of remote / Edinburgh office.
  • Closing 6th February 2022

Humanist Society Scotland is looking for someone with a proven track record in policy and campaign work. The successful candidate will develop and support the policy and campaign work of Scotland’s national charity for people seeking an ethical, rational, secular future.

This is a new role that seeks to build on the charity's pre-existing policy and campaign work and improve the organisation's ability to inform national policy and engage our supporters and members in making the case for change.

The Policy and Campaigns Officer will lead on:

  • Monitoring Scottish Government and Scottish
  • Parliamentary work to identify opportunities for the charity to make the views of humanists known
  • Developing relationships with MSPs, civil servants, media, partner organisations, international humanist organisations and others
  • Overseeing research and developing policy papers for the organisation on issues of importance to humanists
  • Developing responses to consultations and engaging at events on issues of importance to humanists
  • Working with the Communications Manager to ensure that our members and supporters are engaged in the campaign work of the charity
  • Engaging with partner organisations working towards the same goals and working in a collaborative spirit with them

We are looking for an individual who has experience of the Scottish political and media landscape and can help make the case for the campaign issues of importance to humanists. You will be passionate about progressive change and

share our vision for a caring and compassionate Scotland informed by reason. Your work will be in line with our organisational values of cooperation, integrity, reason, courage and sustainability.

The successful candidate will have experience of working on recent influencing campaigns. They will have excellent writing skills and a good understanding of the role media relations play in raising awareness of a cause. In addition they

will have a good knowledge of the Scottish parliamentary system and politics.

A full job description is attached below

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Ceremonies Manager

  • Part time
  • £29,416 pro-rata
  • Currently home working - Post COVID restrictions, option to work a blend of remote / Edinburgh office
  • Closing 21st June 2021

We’re currently looking for a Ceremonies Manager to manage the day-to-day operations of our ceremonies team. We have a network of around 150 celebrants across Scotland who conduct over 7000 naming, marriage and funeral ceremonies each year, and we require an enthusiastic manager to support our ongoing growth and development.

The role requires excellent communication skills, confident use of IT, and entails working widely with our Celebrants, stakeholders and members of the public.

Key Responsibilities

- Day to day management of our ceremonies function

- Communicate key information to Celebrants and relevant stakeholders

- Ensure appropriate processes and policies are in place

- Ensure online content re Humanist Society Scotland ceremonies is up to date and accessible

- Oversee promotion of Humanist Society Scotland ceremonies through a range of activities such as social media, wedding exhibitions, promotional packages

- Managing relationships with external stakeholders such as funeral directors, wedding suppliers etc and being a champion for Humanist Society Scotland ceremonies

- Support the professional development of Humanist Society Scotland Celebrants

- Manage delegated ceremonies budget

- Line management responsibility for support staff

- Work as part of the Humanist Society Scotland team

This is not an exhaustive list of activities

A copy of our strategic plan and most recent annual report is included below for information.

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This vacancy has now closed

Services Administrator

  • Full time
  • £19,337
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th August 2021

We’re currently looking for an enthusiastic administrator to join our busy staff team who will support our activities, mainly across our Ceremonies and Community Engagement teams. The role requires excellent communication skills, confident use of IT, and entails working widely with our Celebrants, stakeholders and members of the public.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver first-class support to our celebrants, members, volunteers and supporters.
  • First point of contact for wedding, naming and funeral ceremony enquiries via phone, email and social media.
  • Monitoring bookings coming through our Secure Your Date booking system.
  • Support the Ceremonies and Community Engagement teams on key projects and administration tasks.
  • Maintain accurate data on CiviCRM (membership database) relating to all ceremony bookings. This includes financial information and recording communication.
  • Co-ordinate and maintain the ordering of promotional materials, this includes materials to support celebrants attending wedding shows and an annual conference event for celebrants.
  • Support national events such as our annual gathering for celebrants.
  • Support Celebrants with their online booking system and monthly financial returns.
  • Develop and maintain databases for key stakeholders, such as Funeral Directors.
  • Provide administrative support for Celebrant recruitment, training and onboarding

This is not an exhaustive list of activities.

A copy of our strategic plan and most recent annual report is included below for information.

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