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.

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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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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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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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Communications Manager

  • Part time
  • £31,600 pro-rata
  • Home-based with requirement to attend Edinburgh Office from time to time
  • Closing 4th December 2022

Humanist Society Scotland is looking for someone with a proven talent for engaging and effective communications. The successful candidate will lead the wide-reaching communications of Scotland’s national charity for people seeking an ethical, rational and secular future. This is an exciting role that focuses on the Society’s aim to grow awareness of

Humanism in Scotland to new audiences, as well as focussing on our key campaigns and ensuring the public are aware of the services offered by the Society.

As part of a small team of national staff, the Communications Manager is responsible for managing all communications and marketing activities, both at a strategic level and on a day-to-day basis.

Humanist Society Scotland offer benefits of 6% employers pension contributions, 35 days annual leave (pro-rata for part-time), winter flu jab and telephone counselling care.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop new strategies and projects to increase knowledge and understanding of Humanism in Scotland.
  • Plan and implement Humanist Society Scotland media strategy, with defined objectives and measurable outcomes.
  • Supervise the production of content for all communication channels, including website, social media, magazine, podcast, campaign communications and supporter e-newsletter.
  • Oversight of digital marketing and online messaging to strengthen knowledge of brand and work of the Society.
  • Plan and arrange annual member and supporter in-person conference and other ad-hoc online events.
  • Contribute to the production of content as required.
  • Identify, plan and deliver effective online and offline campaigns that contribute to our strategic goals and objectives.
  • Manage press and media activity, including working proactively with partners, internal and external stakeholders to boost awareness of the Society and its work.
  • Drive fundraising activities and membership recruitment
  • Line management responsibilities

Person Specification

Essential

  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in communication and/or marketing / digital marketing.
  • Experience of policy/campaign and/or public awareness campaigning.
  • Ability to design communications that will recruit, engage and motivate members, supporters and other key stakeholders.
  • Experience of working with the press and media.
  • Experience of successful social media usage to promote a brand/organisation
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Ability to represent Humanist Society Scotland with the press/media.
  • Ability to work flexibly and independently in response to rapidly changing external events.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong planning and strategy skills.
  • Experience of project management.
  • Strong computer, web and social media skills.
  • Interest in Humanism and sympathy with aims and objectives of the organisation.

Desirable

  • Experience of developing and implementing media strategy.
  • Experience of managing budgets.
  • Experience of fundraising.
  • Experience of working in the charitable sector.
  • Experience of using a CRM system.
  • Relevant training/qualification.

Managed By: Chief Executive

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