People Know How
People Know How

Charity registered in Scotland SC043871

People Know How was founded in 2013 on the principle that people know how to identify their needs and the solutions that will help them fulfil their potential and solve social issues. People often don’t realise that they know how, and that’s where we come in – unlocking ideas for a better future, today. We call this social innovation. We are based in Edinburgh, Scotland and work primarily in the North East locality, with all parts of the community including children, young people, the elderly and those affected by homelessness. Our team is incredibly international, receiving volunteers, interns and placement students (our VIPs) from all over the world. We also collaborate and work in partnership with a large body of partners and stakeholders in running our projects and services and driving social change.

Current vacancies

Positive Transitions Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,500 – £30,934
  • Edinburgh or Musselburgh, East Lothian with flexible and hybrid working considered
  • Closing 28th January 2022

People Know How have a unique opportunity for a Positive Transitions Service Manager to join our team. You’ll be responsible for ensuring effective and efficient management of our Positive Transitions service supporting children, young people and families across Edinburgh and East Lothian in the transition to secondary school. The successful candidate will manage the team and oversee the service's core projects, ensuring that People Know How continues to deliver the most productive and impactful difference to communities aligned to the strategy, vision, mission and values.

People Know How is a Scottish social innovation charity based in Edinburgh and East Lothian. We work with people and communities to develop innovative strategies and services to address social issues both locally and nationally. Our aim is to support and empower both individuals and organisations to mobilise their assets and realise their true potential People often don’t realise that they know how, and that’s where we come in – unlocking ideas for a better future, today. We call this social innovation

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Reconnect Service Manager

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,500 – £30,934
  • Location: Edinburgh or Musselburgh, East Lothian with flexible and hybrid working considered
  • Closing 28th January 2022

People Know How are looking for a Reconnect Service Manager to join our team. You’ll be responsible for ensuring effective and efficient management of our Reconnect service supporting adults and families in Edinburgh and East Lothian to help them to improve wellbeing by increasing digital and social inclusion. The successful candidate will manage the team and oversee the service's core projects, ensuring that People Know How continues to deliver the most productive and impactful difference to communities aligned to the strategy, vision, mission and values.

People Know How is a Scottish social innovation charity based in Edinburgh and East Lothian. We work with people and communities to develop innovative strategies and services to address social issues both locally and nationally. Our aim is to support and empower both individuals and organisations to mobilise their assets and realise their true potential People often don’t realise that they know how, and that’s where we come in – unlocking ideas for a better future, today. We call this social innovation.

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VIP Coordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,500 – £26,434
  • Edinburgh with flexible and hybrid working
  • Closing 28th January 2022

People Know How have a unique opportunity for a VIP Coordinator to join our team. You’ll be responsible for supporting and managing VIPs (Volunteers, Interns and Placement students) through recruitment, induction, training and continuous professional development. The role will support ongoing improvements to ensure we have a team best equipped and supported to ensure People Know How continues to deliver the most productive and impactful difference to communities aligned to the strategy vision, mission and values. This role includes developing positive collaborative relationships with all stakeholders.

People Know How is a Scottish social innovation charity based in Edinburgh and East Lothian. We work with people and communities to develop innovative strategies and services to address social issues both locally and nationally. Our aim is to support and empower both individuals and organisations to mobilise their assets and realise their true potential People often don’t realise that they know how, and that’s where we come in – unlocking ideas for a better future, today. We call this social innovation.

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Fundraising & Development Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,878 – £26,690
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th September 2021

We have a unique opportunity for a Fundraising & Development Officer to join our team, and deliver our dynamic post-COVID-19 strategy; to support people and communities now and in the recovery period. Alongside this, they will also be responsible for development and fundraising activities undertaken by People Know How, developing networks and relationships, identifying opportunities, drafting applications and tenders, collaborating with team and reporting to funders. The successful candidate will work directly with the Chief Executive.

People Know How is a Scottish social innovation charity based in Edinburgh and East Lothian. We work with people and communities to develop innovative strategies and services to address social issues both locally and nationally. Our aim is to support and empower both individuals and organisations to mobilise their assets and realise their true potential People often don’t realise that they know how, and that’s where we come in – unlocking ideas for a better future, today. We call this social innovation.

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This vacancy has now closed

Youth & Family Worker (Edinburgh)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,452 – £24,676
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th September 2021

We have a unique opportunity for a group-focused Youth & Family Worker to join our Positive Transitions Team within the Pupils Know How project. You’ll work from our Edinburgh base and deliver groups across the city. Positive Transitions is an established service in schools, offering an early intervention service to encourage and enable vulnerable children, young people and families, and to support them to feel understood and valued, developing their potential (gaining self-esteem and confidence), and overcoming personal, school and learning challenges. In the last three years, Positive Transitions has supported over 2,500 children, young people and families. We are an authorised supplier on the Framework Agreement for the Pupil Equity Fund and we have recently secured funding from The National Lottery, BBC Children in Need, the Robertson Trust and NHS Lothian. The successful candidate will be supported by the Team Leader.

People Know How is a Scottish social innovation charity based in Edinburgh and East Lothian. We work with people and communities to develop innovative strategies and services to address social issues both locally and nationally. Our aim is to support and empower both individuals and organisations to mobilise their assets and realise their true potential People often don’t realise that they know how, and that’s where we come in – unlocking ideas for a better future, today. We call this social innovation.

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This vacancy has now closed

Youth & Family Worker (East Lothian)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,452 – £24,676
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 10th September 2021

We have a unique opportunity for a group-focused Youth & Family Worker to join our Positive Transitions Team within the Pupils Know How project. You’ll work from our new Musselburgh base and deliver groups across East Lothian. Positive Transitions is an established service in schools, offering an early intervention service to encourage and enable vulnerable children, young people and families, and to support them to feel understood and valued, developing their potential (gaining self-esteem and confidence), and overcoming personal, school and learning challenges. In the last three years, Positive Transitions has supported over 2,500 children, young people and families. We are an authorised supplier on the Framework Agreement for the Pupil Equity Fund and we have recently secured funding from The National Lottery, BBC Children in Need, the Robertson Trust and NHS Lothian. The successful candidate will be supported by the Team Leader.

People Know How is a Scottish social innovation charity based in Edinburgh and East Lothian. We work with people and communities to develop innovative strategies and services to address social issues both locally and nationally. Our aim is to support and empower both individuals and organisations to mobilise their assets and realise their true potential People often don’t realise that they know how, and that’s where we come in – unlocking ideas for a better future, today. We call this social innovation.

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This vacancy has now closed

Youth & Family Worker (science clubs)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,452 – £24,676
  • Fisherrow Centre, Musselburgh
  • Closing 10th September 2021

We have a unique opportunity for a group-focused Youth & Family Worker to join our Positive Transitions Team within the Pupils Know How project. You’ll work from our new Musselburgh base and deliver science groups across East Lothian and North East Edinburgh. Positive Transitions is an established service in schools, offering an early intervention service to encourage and enable vulnerable children, young people and families, and to support them to feel understood and valued, developing their potential (gaining self-esteem and confidence), and overcoming personal, school and learning challenges. In the last three years, Positive Transitions has supported over 2,500 children, young people and families. We are an authorised supplier on the Framework Agreement for the Pupil Equity Fund and we have recently secured funding from The National Lottery, BBC Children in Need, the Robertson Trust and NHS Lothian. The successful candidate will be supported by the Team Leader.

People Know How is a Scottish social innovation charity based in Edinburgh and East Lothian. We work with people and communities to develop innovative strategies and services to address social issues both locally and nationally. Our aim is to support and empower both individuals and organisations to mobilise their assets and realise their true potential People often don’t realise that they know how, and that’s where we come in – unlocking ideas for a better future, today. We call this social innovation.

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This vacancy has now closed

Facilities Support/Receptionist

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th September 2021

The Facilities Support/Receptionist role will support the facility management of the building at 525 Ferry Road; providing reception cover at the front desk; Monday to Friday from 5pm to 8pm.

People Know How is a Scottish social innovation charity based in Edinburgh and East Lothian. We are pleased to support Edinburgh Palette in the management of 525 Ferry Road, a modern 100,000 square foot office building providing studio space to creatives, businesses, social enterprises and charities.

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Development & External Relationship Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,500 – £35,432
  • Edinburgh and flexible working
  • Closing 16th December 2021

People Know How have a unique opportunity for a Development & External Relationship Manager to join our team. You’ll be responsible for developing and implementing plans for developments and external relationships with stakeholders from third, business, academic and public sectors; to ensure People Know How continues to deliver the most productive and impactful difference to communities aligned to the strategy, vision, mission and values. The role includes leading on funding and income generation.

People Know How is a Scottish social innovation charity based in Edinburgh and East Lothian. We work with people and communities to develop innovative strategies and services to address social issues both locally and nationally. Our aim is to support and empower both individuals and organisations to mobilise their assets and realise their true potential People often don’t realise that they know how, and that’s where we come in – unlocking ideas for a better future, today. We call this social innovation.

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This vacancy has now closed

Office Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,500 – £35,432
  • Edinburgh and flexible working
  • Closing 14th January 2022

We have a unique opportunity for an Office Manager to join the People Know How team. You will be responsible for ensuring effective and efficient administration and finance processes, managing buildings and spaces, along with supporting the Chief Executive and Board to ensure People Know How continues to deliver the most productive and impactful difference to communities aligned to the strategy, vision, mission and values.

People Know How is a Scottish social innovation charity based in Edinburgh and East Lothian. We work with people and communities to develop innovative strategies and services to address social issues both locally and nationally. Our aim is to support and empower both individuals and organisations to mobilise their assets and realise their true potential People often don’t realise that they know how, and that’s where we come in – unlocking ideas for a better future, today. We call this social innovation.

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